Leigh Enterprises

Leigh Enterprises

Chamber Music Workshop

Thursday June 25th - Sunday June 28th, 2020


WHEN: Thursday June 25th - Sunday June 28th, 2020

WHERE: West Pearland Venue to be announced

WHO: Intermediate to Advanced Level Musicians (JH, HS, College, Adult). (Beginner level ensembles may be available if enough interest). Woodwinds, Brass, Strings.

The Chamber Music Workshop is a three to four day intensive performing workshop focusing on an in depth understanding of the compositions performed, and the unique characteristics of performing in small ensembles. Confidence, intonation, balance, timbre, technique, and blending and balancing unique instrumental timbres, are just a few of the skills which will be enhanced through this workshop. This is an opportunity to learn from great practicing musicians. Workshop faculty are highly skilled, educated, accomplished and experienced chamber, orchestral, and solo musicians.

Workshop Schedule:

Thur/Fri/Sat: 11am-3pm; Sunday concert 2:00pm, followed by potluck reception.

Faculty: shannon L. Small and Becky Merritt

See registration form below

Registration Deadline: TBA

Workshop fee: $80.

* Limited need based Work Grants available (workshop assistants

* Transportation available within service area.

For more information please contact: Shannon L. Small, 713-385-5774, shan@music.org

Sponsors: Leigh Enterprises, Music & Arts 


About Your Faculty


Shannon L. Small, MM, BS, BA

Shannon has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras, musical theatre, and festivals within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is the founder and executive director of the Pearland Chamber Orchestra, and is presently principal Flute and Oboe with The Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and Pearland Chamber Orchestra, She is a substitute flutist with the Monterrey Symphony, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights. and has performed with numerous orchestras across the country. She is also an active free-lance musician and clinician throughout the United States, and previously Italy and Mexico.

Shannon is an Distance learning Applied Instructor with William Jessup University  and has been on faculty with Brazosport College, Lee College, Houston Community College, and Rochester College. She also has an active private studio, has served as President of the South Central Chapter of the College Music Society and the Houston Flute Club, and served on the National CMS membership committee. She is active with prominent woodwind associations, and has contributed to communities through outreach and enrichment programs.

She received her Masters of Music in Performance from the University of Minnesota. She studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. in Performance and B.S. in Music-Business from Winona State University. Shannon has received grants for her work from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award. In 2019 was awarded a Pearland Certificate of Achievement for her work for the community by forming the Pearland Chamber Orchestra.


Joel brown, MM, BS

Trombonist,  arranger, teacher, and performer, Joel splits his time between Orlando,  FL and Houston, TX.  He has held the Second Trombone position of the  Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for 9 years, performing with artists such  as Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Boccelli, Arturo Sandoval, and John Williams.  He  is also the Principal Trombone of the Pearland Chamber Orchestra.  He  has also performed around the U.S. with the Woodlands Symphony  Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera, the New World Symphony, and the National  Repertory Orchestra.

In  addition to his experience with large orchestra, Joel is an  accomplished chamber musician.  For over a decade, he has performed with  the Texas Brass Ensemble throughout the Greater Houston Area.  He has  been performing in brass quintets, trombone ensembles, jazz ensembles,  and chamber orchestras across the U.S. for nearly twenty years.  In  addition, he has been is an avid arranger of music for brass ensembles.   His arrangements, spanning a variety of genres, have been performed  hundreds of times, including multiple international performances.

Joel  received his Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice  University, studying with David Waters.  He also received a Bachelor of  Music summa cum laude from the University of Florida, studying with  Arthur Jennings.  In addition to his musical ventures, Joel works as a  software engineer for OakTree Software, Inc.


Open Faculty Position

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